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If this campground was anywhere else but Yellowstone, no one would come here. It is the only full service campground in the park. (Of course the no service campgrounds are not so great either.) Yellowstone is such a huge park, you want to stay within the park in order to see it all. The services all worked fine, but they pack you in tight with no picnic tables or room to breathe. It's Yellowstone, that's why we're here!

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Based on other RV ratings, I would guess that your opinion of Madison campground (NOT Yellowstone Park) will be heavily based on the site you are either lucky or unlucky to get. We were in site E-181, which is a drive-in site barely off the camp road, on the wrong side from our entry and side awning. The sites of other campers were close to ours, and the campfire smoke was very heavy. There are of course no services, so we were dry camping. I think that for a site with no services we should at least have a fair amount of space between sites. We did not at Madison.

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The rate for full hookups is $34 per day, but with tax plus the $10 fee from Reserve America plus a $5 per day use fee for our tow vehicle, it adds up to $46 per day, and this park is not worth that to us. The surroundings are very pretty, with the lake and mountains all around. When we checked in we were handed an big bagful of fancy expensive brochures, but no good information on what to do in this park. I had to ask for a trail guide, and then the trails were poorly kept. The sites are well spaced and paved, not perfectly level but fixable. There is only one trash dump station for the whole place (not on any map they give you) and it is available only from 8 am to 7 pm! Very strange. The place is lacking walkways to protect their new grass that they've planted. This is apparently a place dedicated to fishermen. We would not come back here if we were in the area.

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The sites in this park are much more spacious than the typical privately owned full service RV park. The owners are on site and work hard to keep it in great shape. There is nice grass and a fair amount of trees to shade the area, too. We were here to visit Craters of the Moon National Monument. We would definitely come here again.

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We have to admit that we felt we had the BEST site in this park, number 31. It sits up high (even though it is in what they call the lower campground) overlooking the Snake River...beautiful! They do not have sewer hookups; otherwise it would rate a ten. The employees and especially the hosts and volunteers are very friendly and informative, sharing all kinds of native flora and fauna and local history. The Oregon Trail nearby locations and the geography of the place were very interesting. The park was not very crowded (on a mid June weekend) so it was very peaceful. We would definitely recommend it.

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This park seems nicer than a lot of KOA's. We were pleased with having some real grass and shade at our site! The office seems orderly, the laundry room is immaculate, and services work well. The water pressure was great! All of the sites are pull through and are a little tight, but we have seen worse. We were parked on a asphalt pad and had a picnic table. The city is close by and there is a free shuttle provided if you want to visit Temple Square. We would come here again if we were visiting salt Lake City.

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It's difficult to give a high rating to a campground that has no services at all. That being said, the price is cheap and you are right in Bryce Canyon Nat. Park. We were in North campground, site A-14. The sites are just pull-offs on the side of the campground road, with picnic table and fire pit nearby. Once we opened our slides, we couldn't open the storage doors beneath. The trash disposal is a far distance away. The setting is pretty, pine trees all around. The sites are fairly spacious. We might try a campground just outside the park next time.

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As noted, watchman Campground does not offer anything more than 30 amp service. We filled up our water tank as soon as we had checked in, using potable water available at the dump station, then went to our site. We were in B-37, a large, private, level site near the entrance. Great campground, great park! Our Verizon signal was strong so that we could get internet hot spot access.

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(The $81 price was for a premier site.) There is nothing we could find lacking in this park. It is truly a resort feel, with lush landscaping, several pools, immaculate look, etc. It is located in a residential area and is very quiet, yet we were a 10 minute drive to the big casinos on the Strip. We would highly recommend this park to anyone.

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This RV park is more than satisfactory for visiting Grand Canyon. This is the one that has full hookups including cable TV. Sites are spaced fairly close, but we have seen a lot worse. There is a picnic table and some room between sites. The park has a few trees. We would definitely come here again to see Grand Canyon.

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We stayed here for two days so as to visit with relatives in Sun City West, then stayed another day due to bad weather. It is very quiet here and the park is kept very clean and neat. The sites are all pull through, ours was level and large enough for our 36' motorhome and toad. Water pressure and electric 50 amp service were both good. We appreciated the trash can at every site. We would stay here again if in the area.

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This park is very unusual and difficult to rate. It is very remote, the sites are spacious, and the landscape is minimal. We were pleasantly surprised to find a 50 amp hookup at our site, and of course there are no sewer hookups. We found that the park employees were not very forthcoming with information about the park; we felt that we had to ask the right questions to get answers. It WAS a unique experience to camp here, but we would not return.

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This park is just outside Albuquerque but easy to get into town. A Camping World is nearby if you need supplies. The people here (staff and customers) are very friendly. Our nephew visited us for a few hours and they didn't charge us for an extra visitor like so many parks do. The showers were immaculate. Several nice laundry rooms around the park. Sites are large enough that you don't feel squeezed in, are concrete pads and gravel, have a nice picnic table and at least some foliage. Our site was very level. They are on well water, and occasionally the water pressure would drop. We would come here again.

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We stayed here after a visit to White Sands. The people here are very nice, directing us to Pistachio Land across the street! The whole park is basically gravel, very level, and the hookups all worked well. The sites are long pull-throughs, perfect for a one night stay. Traffic noise continued at night. We would come again for one night, but would not make this an extended stay park.

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The management at this park is excellent! He is a fountain of information about the area, told us where to shop, what to see in El Paso and in Mesilla, where to eat the best Mexican food, etc. He is also very entertaining! The park itself is quiet, neatly kept and the services all work very well. Our problem was with the layout of the pull-through sites. They were very narrow, and situated so that you and your neighbor's picnic tables faced each other...not acceptable! The laundry was very reasonably priced, clean, and even included an iron and ironing board, something I appreciated.